Keith Richards is ready to take your questions
So on his official website, he's got a feature - "Ask Keith" - where fans can submit questions and possibly get them answered. So far they've been somewhat guitar-geek oriented with fans asking about strings, different guitars, etc. But Richards also gets a little philosophical, talking about capturing the perfect take, how his relationship to music changed after turning pro, etc.
Rather than just posting a reply as most musicians do (or have their assistants do), Richards actually sits down, answers the question, then has the audio of his answer uploaded to the site via Soundcloud. So it's straight from the horse's mouth. Check it out.
I enjoy your music. But I also enjoy your wisdom. Good humor, kind comments, in your replies. I have a youtube where you say a song is a living thing, unless of course "How much is that doggie in the window..." I've played it about hundred times. It always brings me back to focus --how zen
Thanks Keef for sharing your life.
Paul and Freddie
(Me and my wife are retired folk and amateur players (guitar and Bass respectively).
I have one question and a couple of comments for Keith Richards
1. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. your music has helped me get through some of the roughest patches in my life.
2. In a age when marriage and divorce is more like changing underwear and going through the drive through at taco bell; it was nice to see that it has been about 30 yrs since you married your wife. Waiting until you were sure and certain it was for the long haul; is one of the best examples one can set for other people to follow. I have never been married myself but I do respect those who can make those vows and keep them. Hats off to you and your missus.
3. Have you read the Gor books by John Norman? (no, i don't recommend them)
1) Do you think you were at the best of your music creativity in the late 60's? How?
Is it because you were giving your whole mind and more, as all the band members, to make music?
2) Would you be able to make songs as fabulous as back then now? And why?
I'm asking cause when you listen to brown sugar, sympathy, gimme shelter, wild horses (the list of classics goes forever.......), i really feel that these songs are just beyond everything!